Student to be Executed Today

Habibollah Latifi is a Kurdish law student scheduled to be executed today in Iran. Latifi was convicted of moharebeh (enmity against God), and other security-related crimes.

Iran’s penal code states anyone found taking up arms against the state, or belonging to an organization who violently attacks the government, may be considered guilty of moharebeh and sentenced to death.

Latifi?s trial was held behind closed doors and neither his lawyer nor his family, were permitted to attend. Also, the court allegedly refused to hear witnesses who could have confirmed that he was not in the town where the crimes he is accused of were committed.

Amnesty International is ?urgently appealing to the Iranian authorities to show clemency, halt the imminent execution of Habibollah Latifi, and commute his death sentence.?

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